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Re: [tor-talk] tor versus freenet
Yes, offsystem sounds like freenet.
But it is another program you have to install, configure and whatnot.
I especially opt for integration in Tor to simply the use.
Yes, freenet has installers etc but it is Java and everybody seems to
hate Java these days and all CERTs seem to advise people to uninstall
> just implement a proxy for tor in http://offsystem.sourceforge.net/
> > We have Tor, we have Freenet. One is for protecting network sessions,
> > the other one for data.
> > In short: can't we combine these two?
> > Freenet serves a purpose but it is, for the average user, way too
> > complicated/too much of a hassle to install and work with. Especially
> > since Java became a target for mallware and everybody now screaming that
> > you should uninstall it.
> > Tor on the other hand has nice guis for configuring with which even my
> > grandparents would be able to work.
> > What I propose is some kind of shared-folder via which one can share
> > files over the tor network. Not neccessarily like a windows fileshare
> > but as a freenet document store. E.g. documents are not on your local
> > disk but are "on the freenet network" where everyone has (part of) files
> > stored on his system (in a configurable pool with a certain size).
> > Finding files could be implemented in the same way as hidden services
> > are found in the tor network.
> > This would make it more easy for people in oppressed countries to share
> > documents with e.g. their findings or photos or videoes etc without the
> > steep learning curve of ftp clients etc. Ok you could use e-mail for
> > that but the construction of freenet where data is stored (in parts) on
> > multiple systems would also prevent bad guys for simply hacking the
> > e-mail of that person or "persuading" him/her to delete the files.
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